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Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

Controversy Caution. Think about gratitude instead of current controversies this Thanksgiving season.

HiLite staff

November 17, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

Feeling tense on the Internet? it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the current political climate in our society, with controversies constantly bringing tension to people all across the country. While such internal conflicts are far from being resolved, everyone should pause and remember that differences in opinions can...

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

Care for Veterans. As Veterans Day approaches, recognition, honor of veterans is more important than ever.

HiLite staff

October 26, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

In just a few hundred years, our nation has fought through conflicts from the Revolutionary War, which began the country itself, to both World Wars, to the Korean and Vietnam Wars and now to Afghanistan and Iraq. But while not all of those conflicts have been popular, no matter what one’s political ...

Take a Stand: CHS should transition to less sedentary, more active classrooms.

Take a Stand: CHS should transition to less sedentary, more active classrooms.

HiLite Staff, Staff

September 21, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials, Uncategorized

As the new school year is in full swing, teachers and students are hard at work. While most students keep up with a moderately active lifestyle during the summer months, transitioning back into a school regime after summer break may take some adjusting. Sitting still for 90 minutes, four times a day may not ...

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

Repair, Then Renovate: CHS should consider adding to the maintenance budget rather than taking on costly renovations.

HiLite Staff, Staff

August 15, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Staff Editorials

Step inside one of the many bathrooms of CHS, and it’s not unlikely that one will find stalls with broken locks, malfunctioning toilets with various marks and scratches and small puddles covering the bathroom floor. The faulty restroom dilemma has plagued CHS for years, and while other ameniti...

A Prince Among Principals: The commendable precedent set by Principal John Williams should be followed by his successor.

A Prince Among Principals: The commendable precedent set by Principal  John Williams should be followed by his successor.

HiLite Staff, Staff

May 18, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Staff Editorials, Top Story

Over the course of Principal John Williams’ 14 years at CHS, he has put in the time and effort to make this school a remarkable place. He has been an incredible leader, one who deserves recognition for the time and effort he has poured into this school, and his level of dedication has been evident in...

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: CHS administrators should increase Earth-friendly habits around the school.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: CHS administrators should increase Earth-friendly habits around the school.

HiLite Staff, Staff

April 20, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

This Saturday will mark the 40th celebration of Earth Day, a worldwide holiday dedicated to environmental protection, and one of the key activities any citizen can do to protect the environment is to put emphasis on recycling. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, recycling can re...

Repeat the Referendum: The school-board proposed tax referendum will lead to positive improvement at CHS; students should support it.

Repeat the Referendum: The school-board proposed tax referendum will  lead to positive improvement at CHS; students should support it.

HiLite Staff, Staff

March 17, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

On Dec. 31, the school tax referendum of 2010 will expire. On May 2, the citizens of Carmel will vote on the new tax referendum. If the proposed referendum fails to pass, Carmel Clay Schools will be forced to cut programs and staff members. Though some may be confused about the purpose of the referendum, ...

Don’t Boot Kahoot: CHS administrators should rethink their decision on Kahoot block; benefits outweigh drawbacks.

Don’t Boot Kahoot: CHS administrators should rethink their  decision on Kahoot block; benefits outweigh drawbacks.

HiLite Staff, Staff

February 23, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Top Story

Recently, CHS administration made the decision to block the website Kahoot on school wifi networks, making it impossible for teachers and students to use the site as a learning and review tool during class as they have in the past. Problems arose with the game as students chose inappropriate  names...

Speak For Us: High school publications are under the threat of censorship, but the New Voices Bill may change that with support

Speak For Us: High school publications are under the threat of censorship, but the New Voices Bill may change that with support

Hilite Staff, Staff

January 27, 2017


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Top Story

First Amendment rights have always been of utmost importance to both the general public and to us as a newsmagazine. Being censored is a form of oppression in and of itself and a violation of our right to freedom of speech and press. And yet, there exist laws today that currently bar student journalists...

Not So Messy Anymore: Although flaws existed in Main Cafeteria’s structure, recent improvements heighten efficiency

Not So Messy Anymore: Although flaws existed in Main Cafeteria’s  structure, recent improvements heighten efficiency

Hilite Staff, Staff

December 12, 2016


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Print, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Top Story

In our sept. 16 issue of the HiLite, we published a staff editorial suggesting certain improvements we thought the newly remodeled Main Cafeteria needed. Today, nearly three months later, we want to commend the cafeteria staff and administration for not only making the improvements we suggested but al...

Technically Speaking

Technically Speaking

Hilite Staff, Staff

November 17, 2016


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials, Top Story

The school board recently decided to supply teachers with new technology, giving them the options of receiving a Chromebook, iPad or convertible laptop for use in the classroom. This decision should benefit many teachers and classes. However, some instructors are still opposed or reluctant to accept...

Gloat Your Vote: As elections approach, students should be more aware about local politics and politicians.

Gloat Your Vote: As elections approach, students should be more aware about local politics and politicians.

Hilite Staff

October 13, 2016


Filed under PERSPECTIVES, Recent Updates, Staff Editorials

For many people in this upcoming general election, it’s either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton, who have both gained a lot of attention over the past year with their campaigns. Trump or Clinton. Period. However while so many people are so focused on just the presidential election, they may often ig...